So with the NHL, CHL and Elite League season now well and truly under way it appears that my teams are all having very mixed fortunes!
Over in America the Buffalo Sabres look like having another dismal season, much to the delight of my Maple Leaf friends who appear to suddenly have come out the woodwork.
Our 4-0 defeat to the leafs on Tuesday night was made worse by the fact that we only had 10 shots on goal during the 60 minute game.
I do fear for the team who I had hoped would perform a little better if I’m honest but it seems our leaking defence, struggling goalies and shot shy forwards are making life very difficult.
Although the fact that we went into San Jose on Sunday night and won seems to have escaped a few peoples minds.
Good NHL teams though take time to build and I just hope Ted Nolan is given time to build something. We have some good prospects and I’m sure they will develop over time.
It could be worse though, I could be a hurricanes fan!
Up in Belleville the Bulls have been putting in some great performances in the OHL with just 3 defeats in 12 games giving us currently 3rd spot in the Eastern Conference.
We have a very good team this year with some good goaltending from Charlie Graham and with the fantastic Jordan Subban (pictured above) looking as good as his brother PK it gives me plenty of hope that we will make a good run at the playoff this year.
Back home in the Elite League the Panthers despite not playing particularly great find themselves in a pretty decent position.
With Nathan Robinson now showing some of the skill that we all knew he had deep down and calls for him to stay for the season it really does look like we have a good TEAM this season.
Two others to make a good impression have been Jonathan ‘The Real British Bulldog’ Boxhill and Greg ‘Juice’ Jucina.
Both players have started superbly and the effort that Boxy puts in is a joy to behold.
Juice on the other hand is showing us why Corey brought him in last season and why he was one of the first to be resigned. Especially now that he is playing in his proper position.
Like I said in my preseason review I think we’ll be very competitive but not quite good enough for a title.
Here’s keeping my fingers crossed anyway!